Innovation

The Jake Report – Community Connections

Jake visits Alternative Creations Studio during the Eastside Culture Crawl, where he meets up John Woods of Building Caring Communities and Sarah Peacock, Art Facilitator with ‘ Alternative Creations...

What’s Next for Kudoz and Fifth Space?

9 Months, 2 Prototypes, 4 Organizations, 1 Partnership This past year has been marked by transformational change and we are proud of the innovative work that is underway.  Together...

Curious about the Fifth Space?

Over the past few months, you may have heard some buzz about an exciting initiative that aims to improve lives and jobs.   That’s the big idea of the Fifth...

IMPACT – Six Patterns to Spread Your Innovation – A Book (Un)Launch

Contributed by: Brooke Oxley (Community Connector, Building Caring Communities and Project Coordinator, Can You Dig It) When I first started working for Building Caring Communities, I kept hearing about...

Redefining “Good Business”

On the evening of Wednesday, July 16th, around 25 individuals gathered at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) to hear about why hiring people with diverse abilities makes good...

The most powerful way to start shaping the future

Discovering community living’s gifts and possibilities By Michelle Strutzenberger From co-housing to social enterprise, new ways to enrich the lives of people who have an intellectual disability are being actively explored...

We need new conversations inside and outside community living: Gord Tulloch

Q and A with posAbilities director of innovation By Michelle Strutzenberger Canada’s community living movement and developmental services sector have some tough questions to grapple with that go far beyond funding,...

PosAbilities explores reducing social isolation

Undertakes new survey about increased community engagement By Natalie Hamilton With one in four Vancouver residents reporting they feel isolated from their neighbours, posAbilities and Copula House are taking a closer...

Greater freedom and choice envisioned for future of inclusion

More organic connections and variety of staff skills necessary By Lisa Bailey posAlready witness to a huge shift to community from segregation that presented challenges as well as valuable lessons, Gerry...

Award for Can You Dig It! grows incentive to do more

Social and economic inclusion rooted in community-based project By Lisa Bailey Receiving the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion’s (BACI’s) first Inclusion through Innovation award for posAbilities’ Can You Dig It!...

Program director identifies trends affecting sector’s future

Family engagement and community partnerships key to mission By Lisa Bailey PosAbilities program director Gord Tulloch sees a handful of trends in the developmental services sector pointing to a future characterized...

PosAbilities Looks to Adopt Social Innovation to Advance Mission

Program director Gord Tulloch inspired from recent Social Finance and Social Innovation study tour Camille Jensen A recent Social Innovation and Social Finance study tour is inspiring new approaches and tools...

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